Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Christmas in February? Why not?

Starting this month, I will be teaching at least one class with Christmas cards each month. I LOVE making Christmas cards, and this will give us a big head start.

This class is scheduled for:

Saturday, February 7th, 12 pm to 3 pm
Tuesday, February 10th, 12 pm to 3 pm

Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up for the class.

I had a really hard time taking photos of these cards.. First of all, it is after three o'clock in the morning and also because of the shimmer and gloss on the paper. These cards definitely look MUCH better in real life. In fact, I am very happy how they have turned out.. If you click on the pictures below, they will enlarge and you might be able to see the details better.

I call the card below "White Elegance". White metallic paper by Bazzil, the Poinsettia stamp is from Penny Black (Sandy, thank you for helping me pick up this stamp today!!). Poinsettia was heat embossed with the gold embossing powder and then colored with the Pearlascent watercolors. This card measures 6" x 6".

Edited to add.. I got quite a few questions about this card today, so I decided to take a minute and answer all of them here.. This card is very simple, really.. I used white pearlasent cardstock for the card base and all off the layers. There are three squares on the front of the card, the main image was heat embossed on the smallest one and then I used Scor-Pal to dry emboss the frame around on its perimeter, that creates the illusion of an additional layer. The swirly things are the negative parts of the Cuttlebug corner die cut (I used the corners on the inside of the card). Hope this answers your questions.. :)

On the second card I used one of my favorite Magenta stamps, LOVE IT!! This stamp is called Santa and Child, 95.164L. Since the image has such an "old world" feel, I used the Cracked Glass technique on this card. Noel stamp is by Penny Black. This card measures 4 1/2" x 6".

And, don't forget about my CHA Blog Candy. For details and to enter, please visit this post.

:) Irina


Sally said...

Love both cards. Did the card come embossed on the first one? Love the crackle look on the second card. Both are stunning

Bevb said...

Very elegant cards. If I had to pick, I would choose the first one. Is this done with the nesties? TFS

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

How ELEGANT! Oh I see the last gal used that word, but it just comes to mind...elegant.

Elena said...

Very beautiful cards! I love layering you created on the first card! And crackle looks fantastic!

michvan said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the idea of doing Christmas card classes all year!!!

Cami said...

I love all of your cards and all the projects you come up with. Wish I live in CA so I could attend one of your classes. You're a great inspiration to me.

Cynde said...

Love both of these cards. I like the look of the crackle, but have never tried it on a card.. Did a Coffee Table once thou.. LOL